Glam!: Bowie, Bolan and the Glitter Rock Revolution

Glam Bowie Bolan and the Glitter Rock Revolution The complete behind the scenes story of the flamboyant glitter rock of the early s David Bowie Marc Bolan Bryan Ferry and Iggy Pop were the icons that defined the music known as glam rock With

  • Title: Glam!: Bowie, Bolan and the Glitter Rock Revolution
  • Author: Barney Hoskyns Todd Haynes
  • ISBN: 9780671034405
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • The complete, behind the scenes story of the flamboyant glitter rock of the early 1970s David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Bryan Ferry, and Iggy Pop were the icons that defined the music known as glam rock With outrageous getups and glitz cosmetic artistry, they were the gender bending, trendsetting performers of the music movement that was centered in London but electrified theThe complete, behind the scenes story of the flamboyant glitter rock of the early 1970s David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Bryan Ferry, and Iggy Pop were the icons that defined the music known as glam rock With outrageous getups and glitz cosmetic artistry, they were the gender bending, trendsetting performers of the music movement that was centered in London but electrified the world Now, in the first book of its kind, a rock music journalist takes a no holds barred tour of a chapter in pop music history that was as transient as stardustd which influenced countless musicians in the decades that followed, including Prince, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Guns N Roses, and others Published in time for the release of Todd Haynes eagerly awaited film, Velvet Goldmine, Barney Hoskyns GLAM captures a thrilling, thoroughly over the top time in pop s life, an age of visual excess as rococo as it was space age From Oscar Wilde to Ziggy Stardust, from Liberace to Lou Reed and T Rex to Roxy Music, here is the flamboyant decadence, the androgyny, and the sheer unadulterated fun of the early Seventies in an incredible rock history that tells it like it was.

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    • Nigeyb says:

      A slim and concise (115 pages) volume that focusses on Glam's key players (Bowie, Bolan, Roxy Music, New York Dolls, Lou Reed) and a more passing reference to some of the lesser lights (Sweet, Slade, Suzi, Sparks, Mud, Rubettes etc.). I am fairly knowledgeable about Glam Rock and learnt nothing new, however I still thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and that is testimony to Barney Hoskyns' thoughtful and highly readable style.Barney Hoskyns places the era in context, charts the all too brief r [...]

    • Ray Campbell says:

      This is a superficial, though entertaining, review of Glam. In the late 60s while hippies were donning Edwardian frills, a group British rockers were going straight to cross dressing. The idea of rock stars "gender bending" is cliche now, but in the days of classic rock, the openly bi-sexual images of Bowie and Bolan were shocking and controversial. The New York Dolls, Brian Ferry and Roxy Music also picked up the banner and together they represent a movement that was short lived though very inf [...]

    • Byron'Giggsy' Paul says:

      As Todd Haynes (director of Velvet Goldmine) states in the forward (1998), he could find no book, in or out of print, on the glitter era, only individual artist examinations. That alone makes this book a worthy read. Focuses on the Bowie/Bolan/Mott/Sweet/RoxyMusic/GaryGlitter/Slade British side and foils it with the American IggyPop/LouReed/NewYorkDolls/AliceCooper.Also brings in the fashion influences, art and culture influences (Warhol and Factory, Max's Kansas City, Top of the Pops, etc) , pr [...]

    • Terri says:

      An excellent and well-researched profile of the beginning and 'end' of the height of the glam scene. For those who want to dig deeper past Bowie, Marc Bolan and Roxy Music. Very enlightening!

    • minnie says:

      Have this for a few years, have dipped into it but never read it properly

    • Tracy says:

      A short, good introduction to the glam/glitter rock genre. The definitive version has yet to be written, though.

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